Lauda annoyed by constant Schumacher rumours

Niki Lauda with Michael Schumacher

Niki Lauda with Michael Schumacher

Niki Lauda has admitted to being annoyed and saddened by the constant, unofficial reports of Michael Schumacher’s medical condition.

While official news is scarce, publications continue to speculate about the great seven time world champion’s health and prospects in the wake of his late December skiing crash and resultant coma.

“Unfortunately, at the moment there is no news,” triple world champion and Mercedes Formula 1 Chairman Lauda told the Austrian broadcaster ORF.

“But the reports are constantly appearing, and it saddens me because every day I wait for some encouraging news that the situation is beginning to improve,” he said.

“Recently it was reported that Michael can breathe on his own, which would be great news but then it turned out to be wrong,” said Lauda, who is still scarred from his near-fatal Nurburgring crash in 1976.

“I am annoyed by these reports,” he admitted. “Nevertheless, we are all waiting for better news.” (GMM)

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  • McLarenfan

    What he says is true I wish the rumors would stop as it truly starts to irritate they dig up every specialist on the planet looking for conflicting rumors to spread it is just sick.

  • =El Presidente=

    im annoyed by Niki Lauda, but nonetheless, all the rumours may stop if ya ask me. Also it seems pretty useless, the guy is over 2 months in coma. If he survives (which is increasingly unlikely) he will be severely handicapped, and will have very serious neural damages.

    Also aneurisms are quite common among top-athletes, because their extended efforts to be fit and strong (can) creates those little blood-props. (dont ask me exactly how and why , im not a medical professional)

    Anyway, any news concerning a famous person like he is , is news, it is ‘the people’ that made him so known, and rich. So the fans deserve to be informed about his condition i feel. This PR-chick keep pushing the media away, while it is exactly them who are paying her and MSC. For that reason i have no problem with all the gossip surrounding his condition. Also the guy is in a coma.. it is not that he is bothered by it.. xD

  • =El Presidente=

    //while it is exactly them who are paying her and MSC.//

    i meant to say : while it is the media who provide a substantial part of both their salaries.

  • nakagoli

    Sad that you turn this story into a crack at Lauda. What was the point of that?

  • =El Presidente=

    Don’t be bothered about it.. just smile…,it confuses people 😉

  • Tamburello1994

    Can’t be Pollyanna about it either. Anyone who’s been comatose for three months – people are going to start asking questions, it’s just human nature. Be respectful, sure. But at some point facts on the ground set the narrative and we are rapidly approaching a point where common sense takes over.